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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:17 PM

Hillary Clinton flip-flops on minimum wage-so why union endorsements?


In June of this year Hillary Clinton told fast-food workers "she supported their push for $15 minimum wage." However, just recently she endorsed a $12 minimum wage. Bernie Sanders has backed the $15 figure from the beginning of his campaign so why have many unions endorsed Clinton? Bernie's latest union endorsement is from the Communications Worker of America, earlier National Nurses United and the U.S. Postal Union. The question is whether the Clinton backing came from union management or the membership.

In the case of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), at least 1,700 member disagreed with the Clinton endorsement. And here's a quote from Bianca Cunningham, former Verizon worker "who alleges she was fired in retaliation for her union organizing in Brooklyn storefronts:"

“There are dozens of people running for President of the United States, but there is only one that walks a picket line, there’s only one who is not afraid to take on the corporate elite that is destroying good jobs and there is only one that isn’t taking money from Wall Street or from corporate America. Working people have been hurt for far too long and we’ve been burned for far too long. It’s time for corporate America to ‘feel that Bern.”

One naysayer quipped that the reason for the Clinton endorsements is the belief with the higher ups that Bernie Sanders isn't electable. Several months ago the U.S public thought the Bern was just a flash in the pan but look what he has accomplished since then. In addition to picking up the Communications Workers of America and earning a nod from the liberal group Democracy for America, Bernie has also hit his goal of 2 million individual campaign contributions. It sounds like to me a man on his way to the White House.

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Response to Nasty Jack (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:21 PM

1. She supports $15/hr in high COL areas, $12/hr in others.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:26 PM

2. Maybe, but only a fool would think she actually cares to do anything about it. n/t

 

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:28 PM

3. But she was broke just a few years ago,

so she knows what its like to be down and out.

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:28 PM

4. Exactly!

 

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:29 PM

5. Who's the fool? She has voted to raise it every single time.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:30 PM

6. Voting for someone else's bill is not the same thing.

 

No worries though. She will never be President.

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:32 PM

7. President's don't write bills.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 04:32 PM

8. I never said they did. n/t

 

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